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Right atrial spleen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4041304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large cardiac tumour occupying most of the right atrium and the right ventricle and causing inflow obstruction to the right heart was confirmed by cross sectional echocardiography in a 41 year old man. After surgical resection histological examination showed that the atrial tumour had the characteristics of splenic tissue. Possible mechanisms for the development of such a tumour include an origin analogous to that of an accessory spleen or the implantation and subsequent growth of lymphoid tissue in a pre-existing superior vena caval or high right atrial angioma.
P Kuijer; R Dion; F van Merrienboer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-13     Completed Date:  1985-11-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Choristoma / diagnosis*
Heart Atria / pathology
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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